Legacy Systems – What’s In A Name?

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Shakespeare What's In A Name

Legacy systems. Legacy applications. Legacy modernization. Application migration. Legacy migration. Application modernization. Lift and shift. Wrapping, and now containerization are all terms used (and options available) when faced with an old(er) piece of software that is no longer fit for purpose (we’ll come back to what we mean by this later in the post). But are they all the same … Read More

Let’s Get Technical – Extensibility

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In our last post we discussed the Morphis low code development framework delivered with our modernized legacy applications to underpin their ongoing maintenance and enhancement. We left the extensibility discussion to this post. A discussion on extensibility is best illustrated with a real life case study for which we’ll use Ellucian and the modernization of their Banner® Student Information System … Read More

Let’s Get Technical – Low-Code Development

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Low Code Development

The Morphis technology platform was developed to enable the modernization of legacy systems, written in any language, to cloud-ready Java or .NET environments. The goal is to achieve 100% automation and we continue to strive for this (we’re closer in some legacy languages than others) but where this is not possible we offer productivity tools to make code completion and … Read More

Oracle Forms Modernization – Get Started Today!

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Oracle Forms Modernization - The Clock is Ticking

The clock is ticking. Extended support for Oracle Forms and Reports versions 11 and before ends next year. Premier support has already ended. Here is the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for Forms and Reports 12c. Are you still running a stack to support Forms and Reports based applications? You’re not alone, but the clock is ticking. The good news is that … Read More

Too Good To Be True?

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Tom Robinson Too Good To Be True

I have a confession to make. Well, two actually. Firstly, I am new to the legacy modernization space. This is only the end of my second year pondering and wondering why so many make such a meal of something that, frankly, isn’t that difficult. There, I said it. This really isn’t that difficult. Certainly not as difficult as most people … Read More

When and Why Legacy Modernization Using COTS Solutions Fail

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When and why COTS is not a good application modernization option

There have been some high profile (and costly) failures recently with companies who tried to take one or more legacy systems and “modernize” them using a “Package” approach – i.e. they replaced the functionality of those legacy systems by purchasing a COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) solution. First up this year was the report that the Defense Department has spent tens of billions … Read More

When and Why Technology-Enabled Transformation Beats Rewriting

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Legacy modernization - be pragmatic!

“I have a team of developers that I have fought to justify for the past few years so there’s no way I’m “outsourcing” this transformation project. Even suggesting it is off the table.” “We’re a software company, this is our product. Heck, there’s no way I’m having someone else modernize it.” Ring true? Both are natural responses and, in some … Read More

Still Thinking About Rewriting Your Legacy Application?

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Software rewriting project failure

Earlier in the year I started a thread on rewriting applications.  That first post highlighted some of the major barriers to successfully rewriting applications, namely: the lack of an accurate specification; the difficulty in testing given the lack of said specification; the lost customer feedback already built into the legacy application and the likely damage to customer satisfaction during the … Read More

Portugal 2020 Supports Morphis’ Continued International Expansion

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Portugal 2020

Morphis is pleased to announce that Portugal 2020 is supporting our international expansion. Portugal 2020 is a €25B fund created in partnership with the EU and targeted at four main areas: competitiveness and internationalization; social inclusion and employment; human capital and the sustainability and efficiency in the use of resources. We’re delighted to benefit from Portugal 2020! Portugal 2020 Supports … Read More